Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly launched an attack in Alikaramchi village, close to Giwa barracks in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.
According to The Cable, the incident happened on Wednesday night, March 14 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari visited the state to meet with parents of abducted Chibok girls.
The president then moved to Yobe state to meet and sympathise with them over the abduction of 110 Dapchi girls.
Bamus Garba a resident in the area confirmed the attack which he said was very close to his house.
He said: “We heard loud explosions close to my neighbour’s house. I cannot confirm the casualty because we cannot go out at this time of the day.”
Ali Dusuman who is a member of civilian JTF claimed the attack was carried out by two bombers who died in the attack.
He also said eight persons were injured in the attack.
Dusuman said a team from the explosive ordinance department of the police has visited the area although security operatives have not confirmed the attack yet.
Meanwhile, President Buhari said his administration has shown more commitment to the rescue of the schoolgirls recently kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe state, unlike what the previous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan did during the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls in 2014.
The Tribune reports that the president who made the statement on Wednesday, March 14, during his visit to Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, accused the Jonathan administration of looking away as the Chibok abductions took place.
The president said his administration is resolute in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents and assured the parents of the abducted schoolgirls that his regime will do all necessary to reunite the them with their families.
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